Passion Part II

I take pride in the fact that I am a passionate person. So much so, that I have the word 'passion' tattooed on the back of my neck. I think its important to be passionate in every aspect of life ... work, relationships, adventure - there needs to be some passion behind it to truly make it worthwhile.

My experiences in my past and my goals in the future are what fuel my fire each and every day. I wake up (yes, at the crack of dawn) and I know what I need to do that day to get myself one step closer to where I want to be. I've talked about this in one of my earlier blog posts, but its a topic I wanted to revisit. In my opinion, being passionate about what you do each day will always trump book smarts and degrees.

Fuelling the fire has a lot to do with what makes you tick and what drives you to be so passionate about what you do. Being completely honest, there have been a couple times in my life where that fire has been extinguished. I had some rough moments where I questioned what the hell I am doing with my life ... moments where I doubted myself and my abilities. Thankfully, I have an awesome support system that helped snapped me out of that. I decided to take these moments and turn them into fuel for my fire - to prove others wrong, and to prove to myself that I am, in fact, capable of whatever I set my mind to.

My time working at Laurier was amazing, but it was no walk in the park ... There was a lot that went on and at times it was overwhelming. So overwhelming, that I really questioned whether this is what I wanted to be doing the rest of my life. I made the decision to leave the comfort of Waterloo, ON and venture here to Ohio University in Athens. Being in a new environment is scary and intimidating no matter how old you are, but its the best decision I could've made for myself and my career. The fire that drives my passion for strength and conditioning was re-lit thanks to a wicked group of coaches, new athletes, and a whole different atmosphere. I know this is where I am suppose to be for the time being and I will continue to give every ounce of my energy, passion, and focus while I'm here.

Just last week, a couple videos from The Motivated Society resurfaced. I was very happy to be able to share my passion for what I do with others and re-watching these videos were a great reminder. To see the interviews, check the links below.

Whether its a defining moment that helps fuel your fire, or you are just simply reminded why you love your sport so damn much, make sure you show up with that passion each and every day. Its hard to stop someone who wants something so bad.


Second Video - "Insightful Perspective"